Astronomy Days Talks: Saturday, January 25

Saturday, January 25
Time Talk Venue
10:00 am Search for Alien Planets
Alan Rich, NASA/NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador
SECU Daily Planet Theater, NRC

SpaceX and Commercial Space
Marc Fusco, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador

ECC Room 1, 4th floor, NRC

Comet ISON, Disappointment of the Century?
Tony Rice, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador

ECC Room 2, 4th floor, NRC

Getting Your Kids Started in Astronomy
Michael Keefe, Raleigh Astronomy Club

Classroom, 4th floor, NRC
10:30 am

How to Identify and Find a Meteorite
Nicholas Gessler, PhD, Duke University

Windows on the World, 3rd floor
11:00 am

Comets: Visitors from Deep Space
Tony Rice, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador

Auditorium, 1st floor

SLS/Orion and the Next Manned Space Missions
Marc Fusco, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador

ECC Room 1, 4th floor, NRC

100 Million Light Years? How Astronomers Measure the Distances to the Stars and Beyond
Dr. Erik Hoversten, UNC Chapel Hill

ECC Room 2, 4th floor, NRC

How to Get to Another Planet
Alan Rich, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador

Classroom, 4th floor, NRC
11:30 am

Dissecting the Moore County Meteorite, Piece by Piece
Dr. Chris Tacker, Curator of Geology, NC Museum of Natural Sciences

SECU Daily Planet Theater, NRC
noon

Aurora Mysteries
Walter Fowler, MD, PhD; Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society

Windows on the World, 3rd floor

Science Aboard the International Space Station
Tony Rice, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador

ECC Room 1, 4th floor, NRC

Understanding and Measuring Light Pollution
Phyllis Lang, Raleigh Astronomy Club

ECC Room 2, 4th floor, NRC

Rocket Engines of Today and Tomorrow
Alan Rich, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador

Classroom, 4th floor, NRC
1:00 pm

Faces of the Moon
Amy Sayle, Mickey Jo Sorrell, NC Statewide Star Party

Blue Classroom, 3rd floor

Current State of the Russian Space Program
Dr. Yuri Karash, Former Cosmonaut-Candidate, Sponsored by North Carolina Academy of Science

Auditorium, 1st floor

Life in the Solar System … and Beyond?
Dr. Rachel L. Smith, Director of Astronomy & Astrophysics, NC Museum of Natural Sciences; Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Appalachian State University

SECU Daily Planet Theater, NRC

The Formation of our Solar System
Matthew Goodson, UNC Chapel Hill

ECC Room 1, 4th floor, NRC

Getting Started in Astronomy
Ian Hewitt, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador

Classroom, 4th floor, NRC
1:30 pm

Meet the Animals: Animals of the Constellations
Jan Weems, Museum Educator

Windows on the World, 3rd floor
2:00 pm

So You Want to be a Scientist/Engineer?
Ian Hewitt, Tony Rice, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassadors

ECC Room 1, 4th floor, NRC

Asteroids: Silent Mountains in the Dark
Matthew Funke, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador

ECC Room 2, 4th floor, NRC

Getting Started in Astro-Imaging
Chris Cole, Raleigh Astronomy Club

Classroom, 4th floor, NRC
2:30 pm Meet the Animals: Animals of the Constellations
Jan Weems, Museum Educator
Windows on the World, 3rd floor

Wheels Stop: The Tragedies and Triumphs of the Space Shuttle Program
Rick Houston

SECU Daily Planet Theater, NRC
3:00 pm

Faces of the Moon
Amy Sayle, Mickey Jo Sorrell, NC Statewide Star Party

Blue Classroom, 3rd floor

“In Saturn’s Rings”, From a Dream to the IMAX Screen
Kevin McAbee, Co-Producer, sv2studios

Auditorium, 1st floor

Is Pluto a Planet?
Ian Hewitt, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassadors

ECC Room 1, 4th floor, NRC

Weather Throughout the Solar System
Tony Rice, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador

ECC Room 2, 4th floor, NRC
3:30 pm

Black Holes
Dr. Steve Christensen, Raleigh Astronomy Club

Windows on the World, 3rd floor
4:00 pm

A Scientist Goes to the Movies
Marc Fusco, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador

SECU Daily Planet Theater, NRC

Asteroids: Avoiding Armageddon
Matthew Funke, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador

ECC Room 1, 4th floor, NRC

Human Mars Missions
Ken Brandt, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador

ECC Room 2, 4th floor, NRC

Space Exploration: What’s Next?
Tony Rice, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador

Classroom, 4th floor, NRC